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2016-17 Annual General Meeting

Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region will be holding its Annual General Meeting at noon on June 17, 2017 at 91 Moore Street in Kitchener, Ontario.   Please let us know if you are planning on attending by e-mailing reception@eafwr.on.ca  or calling 519-741-0190 ext. 0.   The 2016-17 Annual Report will be available for distribution at the end […]

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Posted by Avishka Juta, in Blog

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From the Board of Directors: Maria’s Retirement

The Board of Directors of Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region, with a mix of melancholy and gratitude, announces Maria de Boer’s retirement as Executive Director, effective September 15, 2017. Maria has played a critical role in the development and success of this organization since May of 1984. We will miss her wisdom, ingenuity and her inspiring leadership, […]

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Posted by Avishka Juta, in Blog

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Community Skillshare Kitchen brings community and food together thumbnail

Community Skillshare Kitchen brings community and food together

Community Skillshare Kitchen brings community and food together This past Spring, Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region reached out to a local chef to collaborate on a Community Skillshare Kitchen. All over the world, memories are made through time spent together in kitchens, and by enjoying the fruits of the labour of cooking. Growing out of the idea that […]

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Posted by Avishka Juta, in Blog

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Neighbour’s Day and Ball Hockey!

Our 4th Annual Ball Hockey Tournament is now a part of Neighbour’s Day! In partnership with the City of Kitchener, Stanley Park Community Association, and Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region, and with support from Catch The Fire Kitchener, Ball Hockey will be bigger and better than ever. Oh, and this year, it’s FREE to play! EAFWR’s Ball Hockey […]

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Posted by Avishka Juta, in Articles and Resources, Blog

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5th Annual Count Me In March – I Choose Dignity

On Thursday June 8, 2017, join us in celebrating a community where everyone belongs. 5th annual Count Me In March Family-friendly activities, inspirational speakers, entertainment, snacks and refreshments, and a community march with all the festivities starting and finishing at Kitchener City Hall. To RSVP: click here to join the event page or email Becky […]

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Posted by Avishka Juta, in Blog

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Sushi

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Posted by Avishka Juta, in Blog

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Conscious Care & Support Workshop- Peter Marks thumbnail

Conscious Care & Support Workshop- Peter Marks

Developing supporters and leaders to mindfully support individuals to be all they can be. Conscious Care & Support Workshop with Peter Marks Saturday May 6, 2017 9:00am – 12:00pm KidsAbility Pavilion (500 Hallmark Dr., Waterloo)   This workshop is targeted to direct support people, caregivers and family members who support people with autism and other […]

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Posted by Avishka Juta, in Blog

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Serious Incident: Monday March 20, 2017 thumbnail

Serious Incident: Monday March 20, 2017

PDF Release available here. Wednesday March 22, 2017   On Monday evening while attending Open Space in Cambridge, a reoccurring member was assaulted by a person in the community. Waterloo Regional Police Services were called to investigate, and their investigation is ongoing. The member who was assaulted was also taken to hospital for precautionary examination, […]

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Posted by Avishka Juta, in Blog

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Community Kitchen – Skillshare

Food and culture have long been interconnected. Join your neighbours for a free six-week course, learning to prepare and cook healthy and family-friendly recipes. Community Kitchen Skillshare Tuesdays, starting March 28th through to May 2nd 12:30pm – 2:30pm Kitchener Market – Market Place Kitchen (300 King Street East, Kitchener) Led by Red Seal chef and […]

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Posted by Avishka Juta, in Blog

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A Community for All: The Art of Belonging

Here in Waterloo Region, we have many people, places, organizations and initiatives all vested  in a single, shared dream – a Waterloo Region where all experience a warm, inviting sense of belonging. If I were to name only a few, like House of Friendship’s John Neufeld, along with his dedicated Board members, staff and volunteers […]

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Posted by Kim Sproul, in Blog